22 May 2018 Admin

11 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Ceilidh & Covers Band

11 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Ceilidh & Covers Band

In our latest blog post we explain 11 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Ceilidh & Covers Band for your wedding reception. 

Once all of the shenanigans of your Wedding Day are out the way, the breakfast, getting ready, last minute make-up changes, best man speech, dinner and of course your first dance as a new happily wed couple.

It is time for your friends and family and yourselves to let your hair down and have a jolly old time. What better way to do that than have a live Ceilidh & Covers Band preform at your wedding. 

A lot of people hire a wedding DJ but we think the best way to dance the night away is by hiring a Ceilidh & Covers Band

Why hire A Ceilidh & Covers Band

So here are 11 reasons why hiring a Ceilidh & Covers Band is the best decision you can make when it comes to your wedding entertainment. 

Support Local Musicians 

If you’re musical yourself – or have musical friends you will know exactly what we mean here. It can be difficult to make a living as a local musician. So why not do what you can to support the local talent, by the way Scotland is full of musical talent! 

Or why not combine the cèilidh with an open mic session, and have a few singalongs in between all the dancing?

Nothing beats the atmosphere of a live band, and you’re providing a living wage for passionate people who play simply because it’s important to them. 

Bringing People Together

There’s something magical about a ceilidh at a Wedding. And best of all, cèilidhs are great for any time of year, no matter what season you get married. 

Imagine children and parents and even the grandparents all dancing together. And no one left on the sidelines all night long even when the slower stuff comes on. 

The Circassian Circle... 

...think Hokey Cokey x10! and suitable for grown ups, well we say it is, so it is okay? 

Your new best friend, The Caller

If your ceilidh dancing is a little rusty the you are in safe hands. That’s why the caller is there. They’ll walk you through the whole dance, one move at a time, and then talk you through it when you’re actually dancing. You are sure to be a pro by the end of the evening! 

Following Scottish Tradition 

And Irish tradition too. Ceilidh dancing has been around for as long as Steve our head of new talent can remember and boy is he old! Sorry Steve! 

You are sure to recognise a few of the ceilidh songs as well he says blowing away those cobwebs. 

Skip the Empty Dance Floor

By kicking off your evening wedding entertainment with a ceilidh and covers band you have no need to worry about no one getting up! 

Straight from the get go all of your wedding guests can be involved and get to know each other while jigging and falling all over the place. No awkward uncle dance moves... yet! 

Strip the Willow - Completed! 

You may have vague memories of awkwardly bumping around the dance floor to one of the more difficult and hard to remember ceilidh dances, Strip the Willow. 

Once you get the hang of it, you will feel a huge sense of satisfaction! 

If you want to get in a little practice in the mean time watch the video below, you're welcome. 

Avoid the Flirty DJ

"The ones with their shirts open" Also known for talking over all the lyrics!

For this one we will leave it up to Peter Kay to explain all.  

Knowing when to Stop

Your ceilidh and covers band for the evening will know exactly when to stop with the ceilidh dancing and switch things up and start playing all of your fav songs form your wedding set list. 

The transition from ceilidh dancing to cover music should be a smooth one, by hiring one of Scotland's best ceilidh and cover bands then your wedding entertainment is in safe hands. 

A Set List Tailored to You

Sometimes wedding DJ's are known for playing tunes that they enjoy not you. You can agree on certain songs that you would like your live music wedding band to cover during your evening entertainment. 

No doubt you will have a number of songs that mean a lot to you as a couple and if these could be worked into your evening then even better. 

Most of all... Ceilidhs are SO MUCH FUN!

The umber one reason to Hire A Ceilidh & Covers Band for your wedding reception is that you guarantee a truly memorable time for you and all of your friends and family.  

Hire a Ceilidh & Covers Band Today 

If you need more information about our choice of ceilidh and covers bands then get in touch today and one of the team will be happy to help. 

We hope you enjoyed reading our latest blog post 11 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Ceilidh & Covers Band for your wedding reception.